Mazak Newsroom

June 2021

Optimize Secondary Processes with 3D Programming

As with 2D laser processing, enhancements in 3D tube processing for machine tools continues as well. Machines are no longer just cutting tube or structural material, but they are now capable of handling additional processes such as tapping, thermal drilling, and ergonomic features such as assisting in part sorting for the machine operator on the unload side. All making the machine a more capable and efficient instrument for fabricators.

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April 2021

What is Beam Shaping Technology in Laser-Cutting?

Laser-cutting technology, like most modern technology, is constantly advancing. From CO2 lasers to fiber lasers, to advanced cutting heads with beam diameter control, and now generators that perform beam shaping. The next development in laser-cutting is here. V-BPP is much different than a standard fiber laser. V-BPP provides a variety of beam shapes, sizes and power distributions that can be used for different cutting techniques and applications.

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March 2021

Service Center Growth Requires Second FABRI GEAR

Service Steel has been serving the needs of fabricators and manufacturers for 100 years. Founded in Detroit, the company started off exclusively supplying the automotive industry. Today, Service Steel has five branches across the United States and proudly serves several different industries. East Moline, Illinois is home to one of the company’s branches which predominantly services agricultural equipment manufacturers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Kansas. Service Steel purchased its first tube laser, Mazak’s 3D FABRI GEAR 400 II, in 2015 to efficiently process the company’s diverse product offerings. An increase in demand led the company to begin vetting the possibility of adding a second tube laser. Since implementing the second FABRI GEAR tube laser, Service Steel has been able to take on additional business, bring work back in-house, and handle the influx of seasonal work.

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February 2021

Implementing Flash Cutting

Flash Cutting is a technique that can be used to process particular patterns more efficiently. Any time there is a pattern where the straight lines of different features line up, Flash Cutting can be used. Flash Cutting results in greatly reduced processing times while still maintaining cut quality and accuracy.

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January 2021

Mazak Optonics Releases OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER S7

Mazak Optonics Corp. has released the latest in its laser-cutting line up, the OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER S7. The OPTIPLEX NEXUS 3015 FIBER S7 is designed with revolutionary Variable Beam Parameter Product (V-BPP) technology that better controls the laser beam for superior cut performance. The OPTIPLEX NEXUS FIBER S7 is available in a high power 7kW configuration.

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